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Move Ahead With Chiropractic and Fitness

By Sandy Schroeder

Wherever you are with back pain, stiffness or other aching joints, it may be time to find solutions with chiropractic and key fitness efforts like planks.

The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you may have the answers that you need. Licensed chiropractors help people of all sizes and shapes find the right health and wellness solutions.

When you come in, your chiropractor will explain how spinal health impacts overall health. The spine allows us to weave through our day and the central nervous system housed inside provides all of the brain-to-body communication that we need. If the spine is healthy, overall health may be good too.

Gentle targeted spinal adjustments may ease your aches and pains and help you move ahead with better sleep, more energy and sharper awareness. Results are unique to each individual. When "misalignments" along the spine are realigned your lifestyle may take an upswing.

As you evaluate the benefits, weekly 15-minute spinal adjustments may be a perfect choice to maximize the benefits of chiropractic and focus on key fitness tools such as planks.

Time for Daily Planks

Your chiropractor may help you choose exercises such as planks that are now preferred over sit-ups. Experts say sit-ups can strain the back by pushing the spine against the floor. Sit-ups can also activate hip flexors that can tug on the lower spine when they are too strong or too tight.

Planks cover more territory too, working muscles on the front, sides and back of the body to boost your sports, recreational and home activities.

Basic plank - Start in push-up position. Bend elbows keeping weight on forearms. Create a straight line from shoulders to ankles. Remember to breathe. Hold for 30 seconds to a minute.

Add a leg lift - Start in plank position. Activate glutes to lift and hold one foot a couple of inches off of the floor. Do 10 lifts with one leg. Then switch.

Time for More Fitness

As you use planks, stretches, and strengthening exercises, your chiropractor can help you expand your fitness routines.

  • Try something new like dancing
  • Stick with the ones you really enjoy
  • Consider new ones like tai chi
  • Make sure you get 30 minutes a day every day
  • Build your workouts into your schedule
  • Get outdoors whenever you can

When you are ready to feel better stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you. Clinics are open weekends and evenings and walk-ins are welcome. Affordable personal healthcare plans eliminate the hassle of insurance.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Sacramento, Calif.

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